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  • Tahirih Denounces New Opinion on Matter of A-R-C-G-

    Pubs

    October 28th, 2021

    Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a new opinion that will prevent many immigrant survivors of horrific abuse from receiving protection in the United States.

  • Tahirih Launches Helpline for Afghan Evacuees

    Pubs

    September 13th, 2021

    The Tahirih Justice Center launched its Afghan Asylum Project to support Afghan citizens who recently arrived in the United States. Beginning September 13, Afghan citizens seeking assistance can call a […]

  • NEW REPORT REVEALS NEED FOR NAMING ‘GENDER’ AS SIXTH GROUND FOR ASYLUM

    Pubs

    September 9th, 2021

    A new report by the Tahirih Justice Center highlights the urgent need for ‘gender’ to be recognized as the sixth protected ground for asylum. In this report, Tahirih asserts that current U.S. asylum laws, as applied, fail to adequately and consistently protect survivors fleeing gender-based violence, leaving them vulnerable to further abuse and trauma. The inclusion of gender as a sixth ground is one of several critical steps needed to transform our immigration system into one that fully understands and meets the needs of survivors.

  • Tahirih Celebrates Vacated Matter of A-B- Decision

    Pubs

    June 16th, 2021

    On June 16, 2021, the Department of Justice vacated Matter of A-B-, a decision that cruelly denied access to asylum for thousands of survivors of domestic violence and dramatically limited […]

  • Tahirih Statement on Work Permits for U-visa Petitioners

    Pubs

    June 14th, 2021

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the implementation of a policy that allows U-visa petitioners within the U.S. who submit complete applications and pass a background check to […]

  • Tahirih Files Lawsuit to Demand Information on USCIS’s Last-in, First-out System

    Pubs

    June 11th, 2021

    On June 9, 2021, the Tahirih Justice Center filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in federal court to compel the government to release records about the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ […]

  • Tahirih Statement on the End of the “Remain in Mexico” Policy

    Pubs

    June 1st, 2021

    The Department of Homeland Security officially terminated the “Remain in Mexico” policy, also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, which was implemented over two years ago and forced more than 70,000 individuals to wait in Mexico as their asylum cases are processed.